4/9/15

Through The Fence - 2015 Mock Draft 2.0

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1. Arizona Diamondbacks — Brendan Rodgers, SS, Lake Mary HS (FL)

While there may not be a “lock” in this draft, I feel pretty confident putting Rodgers first overall. Shortstops with 30 home run potential don’t come around often, and the 6’-1”, 190 pound right-hander has that type of potential. He has excellent bat speed and generates a ton of raw power from a short, compact stroke. At the Perfect Game National Showcase, he threw 93 mph across the infield and was clocked at 6.7 in the 60. He may not steal many bases at the next level, but he is a terrific athlete who does everything well on the field. Through 20 games this season, he is hitting .407/.514/.831 with seven doubles, six home runs and has drawn 10 walks to nine strikeouts.
2. Houston Astros* — Dillon Tate, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
3. Colorado Rockies — Nathan Kirby, LHP, Virginia
4. Texas Rangers — Dansby Swanson, SS, Vanderbilt
5. Houston Astros — Alex Bregman, SS, LSU
6. Minnesota Twins — Walker Buehler, RHP, Vanderbilt
7. Boston Red Sox — Brady Aiken, LHP, IMG Academy
8. Chicago White Sox — Daz Cameron, OF, Eagle’s Landing HS (GA)
9. Chicago Cubs — Ashe Russell, RHP, Cathedral HS (IN)
10. Philadelphia Phillies — Kolby Allard, LHP, San Clemente HS (CA)
11. Cincinnati Reds — Ian Happ, OF/2B, Cincinnati
12. Miami Marlins — Justin Hooper, LHP, De La Salle HS (CA)
13. Tampa Bay Rays — D.J. Stewart, OF, Florida State
14. Atlanta Braves — Chris Betts, C, Woodrow Wilson HS (CA)
15. Milwaukee Brewers — Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville
16. New York Yankees — Phil Bickford, RHP, Southern Nevada (JUCO)
17. Cleveland Indians — Trent Clark, OF, Richland HS (TX)
18. San Francisco Giants — Carson Fulmer, RHP, Vanderbilt
19. Pittsburgh Pirates — Nick Plummer, OF, Brother Rice HS (MI)
20. Oakland Athletics — Mike Nikorak, RHP, Stroudsburg HS (PA)
21. Kansas City Royals — Cody Ponce, RHP, Cal Poly Pomona
22. Detroit Tigers — Kyle Tucker, OF, Plant HS (FL)
23. St. Louis Cardinals — Garrett Whitley, OF, Niskayuna HS (NY)
24. Los Angeles Dodgers — Tyler Jay, LHP, Illinois
25. Baltimore Orioles — Chris Shaw, OF/1B, Boston College
26. Los Angeles Angels — Luken Baker, 1B/RHP, Oak Ridge HS (TX)

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tons of HS talent in this draft, so giving up the 1st round pick was more passing on a longer view. Not sure that Aiken will still go 7th after TJS and his article in the Player's Tribune was kind of a weak veiled shot at the Astros. Bottom line was that they were right and the player was wrong

Mack Ade said...

Here's the problem with the Mets in this draft... they are 30th and dead last in bonus pool money available...3 mil and change for the whole draft

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